Integrated Director for Mental Health and Addictions

  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Whitby, ON, Canada
  • Feb 09, 2018
Full time Director

Job Description

Integrated Director for Mental Health and Addictions

Full-Time Position 


Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness. Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.

PRHC is a designated "Schedule 1" facility. It provides a regional service of compre­hensive mental health care, including short-term acute inpatient care and a range of outpatient, consultative and educa­tional services to residents of the "Four Counties": City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Northumberland, and Peterborough. Mental Health Services (MHS) provides the leadership and expertise in caring for those individuals and their families with serious mental health concerns, including assessment, stabilization and treatment. Our goals are to decrease suffering and increase adaptive community living. 


Ontario Shores in partnership with the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is seeking a full time Integrated Director for Mental Health. Reporting to the Vice President, Clinical Services at Ontario Shores and Vice President of Mental Health and Addictions at PRHC, the Integrated Director for Mental Health and Addictions will be responsible for the planning, development, coordination and service delivery of multiple specialized clinical program(s) offered by PRHC. She/he will lead and manage multidisciplinary professional and support staff within the clinical program, and contribute to the overall of services within the North East Cluster and the Central East Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs). In addition, the Integrated Director will work closely with leaders of mental health programs in the North East Cluster and the LHIN to ensure seamless care delivery system. The Integrated Director will ensure standardization of service delivery through the uptake of quality standards and evidence based practice , and operationalize the initiatives that will come out the Central East LHIN mental health and addictions strategy.


The incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for the operational management of the specialized clinical program(s) in the at the PRHC
  • Provide supervision to 2managers with a total of approximately150 direct reports
  • Oversee an entire system and patient care experience across many transitions of care between hospitals and community based programs
  • Operationalize CELHIN priority projects, including coordinated access and centralized intake program, opioid program, etc.
  • Contribute to and participate in the overall management and planning and to link with relevant personnel and organizations in the area and with Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs).
  • Ensure standardization of service delivery through the uptake of quality standards and evidence based practice between the partner organizations


  • Master’s Degree in one of the social or health sciences
  • Minimum 10 years of experience leading large, complex health teams
  • Several years of directly related experience in the field of mental health
  • Ability to coach and mentor others is required
  • Experience in being part of a strategic change management process across institutions
  • Demonstrates leadership, motivational and team-building skills using a progressive, collaborative, non-authoritarian management style with the demonstrated ability to effectively engage, inspire, empower, challenge, and coach teams and is comfortable sharing/delegating decision-making


  • Extensive knowledge of clinical theory and practice in mental health, preferably in mental health is required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable practice coaching and mentoring others
  • Ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge and application of change management, and organizational /system leadership.
  • Well- developed analytical and conceptual skills with an excellent ability to plan, coordinate and implement change is mandatory.
  • An understanding of systems approaches, a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and implement, and a comfort level with making business decisions
  • Knowledge of financial management methods
  • A sound knowledge of government policies, procedure and legislation related to healthcare.
  • Excellent judgment is required in the formulation and modification of program objectives and strategies in dealing with difficult clinical issues in an effective and timely manner

Please click on the link below to apply for the position of Integrated Director for Mental Health & Addictions:

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